Four Islanders who are Vietnam War veterans spoke frankly and movingly in the Gazette newsroom last week about their experiences in an unpopular war that divided the country.

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Gazette's Tuesdays in the Newsroom series will feature a discussion with various Island veterans of the Viet Nam War.

In an epic 18-hour documentary series, filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the Viet Nam War.


The Marthas’s Vineyard Seacoast Defence Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), sponsored the wreath-laying ceremony in front of the Edgartown courthouse Monday.

Jack O'Callaghan and Choey Ray were together for eight months in 1968, into 1969, in Thailand during the Viet Nam war. But when deployment orders came down they lost touch for nearly half a century.



Since last we celebrated a Memorial Day, Douglas E. Vanderhoop has become one of the highest decorated veterans in the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). In the annual Ute Tribe’s Fourth of July Pow Wow, Mr. Vanderhoop was initiated into the Red Feather Society, the highest military honor that can be bestowed upon indigenous tribal members in the United States and Canada.